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that the tea party talk about and everybody is dismissive of them. we risk a downgrade to the u.s. triple-a credit rating we have had since 1913. if that happens, borrowing costs will soar. >> look at specific items that may come down the pike at us. i'll jscroll it on the screen. we look at potential and likely spending, "forbes," is that what we'll see, spending like this? >> you won't see the spending that the spendocrats want because of the election. the american mood changed profoundly. democrats survive, especially in the senate, those coming up for re-election will be scared out of their wits and they will go against the spending thing. any big spending plan will be blocked in the senate. all the desire the administration to get big bail-out for municipalities, good luck, go to greece. you won't get it from washington. >> mike? >> i hope steve is right but i fear there will be more spending. the bigger problem is the fed chairman said he will support the spending, by supporting the borrowing that the government has to do to support the spending. he said i'll buy all the treasury bo
majority leader tom delay is here with me now. welcome back to the program. good to have you with us. >> good morning. is it that big of a deal? the republicans must at all cost repeal the entire healthcare reform law? >> well, what i was responding to was a question that what should they do when they come back, if they have the majority. the number one thing they have to put at the top of their list is repealing healthcare. there are a lot of other things they need to do in reversing everything that obama administration does. that is the first thing they need to do is reverse obama policies. >> let's talk about healthcare repeal. healthcare reform, the plan, the act and its repeal. we have senator ron widen of oregon, a democrat. he wants to repeal or get rid of or not use the option of the mandate where you mandate every individual has to have health insurance. the senator wrote that into the law, as i recall. it seems like there is a swing, a big swing against healthcare reform. >> exactly. it's part of the campaign, stuart. that's what republicans need to be focussed on right now
their lives are never the same. ut for the rest of us it's both a testment to the american people and resilience, but also i think a problem. we tend to forget and fog over. >> i think it is a tension. we move on, building a greater, better country, providing a better opportunity. that's what this country is all about. in doing so, getting busy day-toay we should not forgethat happened, forget the sacrifices that people made to make this country, through the wars, through the war we're in now and we are in a war. hat's how we honor them, by riving, knownvating, doing more opportunities -- innovating, doing more opportunities and rembering those who made the sacrifice to enable us for the extraordinary country that's exceptional in history. >> neil: we have had a lot of certain crisis since that time, nothing of the magnitude of this. we had iraq and afghanistan. we've had the financial crisis. there is a growing concern of the stability of america, itself. people w fear an imminent downgrade of our debt. that we're in knee deep and we can't dig out. what do you think? >> i think w
donald. >> the problem that cuba has is the problem that u.s. has. the government is smothering the private sector. some government says the federal government isn't the problem. there is only 2 million government employees. if you look at it, 153,000 new civilian employees in the last year at a time when unemployment in the private sector is going up. $1.2 trillion deficit for the first 11 months of the year. somewhere, somehow we have to cut government or we'll strangle ourselves. >> david: i should make a point. cubans are offering the government workers another government job if they leave the one they're in now. but doesn't neil make sense? >> he does. he has got some things right. let's stop and think about this for a second. we have only 2 million federal employees. that's if you subtract out the third that are citizen soldier, department of defense, you are left with one in 230 americans have a government job. healthcare workers, 1 in 3,000. chance to get healthcare job is lower than catching a rare disease. if you copy something from cuba, get the 7-hour fiery presidential speech and good cigar
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